Tag: family

Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

The first time I had a version of pumpernickel ice-cream was at the old Crimean Restaurant in North Melbourne. Now sadly closed, the Queensberry street corner pub boasted a delicious menu of all things east European, serving crucial smoked, pickled and cured delicacies with obligatory […]

Mushroom Omelettes w/ Cheat’s Kimchi

Mushroom Omelettes w/ Cheat’s Kimchi

This simple recipe for mushroom omelettes and cheat’s kimchi is absolutely packed full of flavour and actually belies a really satisfying evening meal. It’s the sort of dish I cook when I can’t be bothered cooking – I switch onto autopilot, start chopping, whisk a […]

Roast Vegetable Salad with Tahini Dressing

Roast Vegetable Salad with Tahini Dressing

I love those few weeks of the year when Spring bursts onto the scene. Suddenly there are warmer days when the sun beams over tiny budding plants, daffodils line the verges with their frilly yellow faces, and heavy Winter coats seem to silently work their […]

RECIPE: Slow Cooked Italian Pork Ragu

RECIPE: Slow Cooked Italian Pork Ragu

Cooking this recipe in my humble little Coburg kitchen I could easily have been in the Appenine foothills in central Italy, with the warm Italian sun cascading through a rickety wooden door onto a flour-dusted flagstone floor. Chickens clucking in the courtyard, bottles of passata […]

RECIPE: The Best Leftover Turkey Pies

RECIPE: The Best Leftover Turkey Pies

When the hangover has finally lifted from your wine-addled head and you’ve mustered up the energy to bin the wrapping paper that yesterday was so gleefully strewn across the sitting room floor, you might want to consider what to do with all that leftover turkey […]

PARTY RECIPE: Mini Sausage Rolls

PARTY RECIPE: Mini Sausage Rolls

Upon first arriving in Australia I was faced with this uncanny same-same-but-different feeling everywhere I went. An eerie, unsettling feeling that pervaded those most mundane of tasks like food shopping. The supermarkets were filled with identical products that had very slight name changes, like Weetbix […]

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

This incredible dark fruit cake recipe is adapted from Queen Delia – food deity and fountain of all culinary knowledge. I trust her implicitly with all things Christmas – having fawned over her Christmas cookbook as a child, begging Dad to make her infamous sticky […]

Cabbage Salad with WAFU dressing

Cabbage Salad with WAFU dressing

There’s nothing like spending a warm Saturday afternoon in the garden with friends gathered round, drinks flowing and the barbeque fired up ready to grill a few chops and eating this delicious Japanese cabbage salad. Growing up, Dad ran a small barbeque business called Food […]

Spicy Rice

Spicy Rice

Affectionately known to me as ‘spicy’ rice there is no real heat in this dish at all. In fact, it is a gently fragrant biryani that would quite happily be eaten alongside a good curry. For me, though, this dish needs nothing else – perhaps […]